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 By Mark Thiessen    News    August 10, 2022 

Another bad year for Alaska wildfires, and the worst could be ahead

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska is burning this year in ways rarely or ever seen, from the largest wildfire in a typically mainly fireproof southwest region to a pair of blazes that ripped through forests and produced smoke that blew hundreds of miles to...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    July 27, 2022

Tlingit & Haida behavioral health services reaches out across Southeast

In November of last year, Tlingit & Haida Community and Behavioral Services opened a healing center in Juneau to provide care to tribal citizens and other Alaska Natives. At the time, care was provided through Zoom Health or over the phone. The...

 
 By James Brooks    News    July 13, 2022

Trump calls Murkowski 'by far the worst' at Anchorage rally

In front of more than 5,000 cheering supporters in Anchorage on Saturday, former President Donald Trump fulfilled a year-old promise to campaign in Alaska against incumbent U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski,...

 

Supreme Court gives states authority to prosecute cases on Native American land

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling expanding state authority to prosecute some crimes on Native American land is fracturing decades of law built around the hard-fought principle that tribes have the right to govern themselves on...

 

Trump scheduled at campaign rally in Alaska on Saturday

Former President Donald Trump plans to attend a campaign rally in Anchorage this week for candidates he has endorsed in the state, including former governor Sarah Palin who is running for U.S. House. The five-hour event is scheduled for Saturday at...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 29, 2022

Loss of construction, Crossings and Trident jobs adds up for Wrangell

Two key economic indicators are falling in Wrangell—the unemployment rate, and the number of people in the labor force. Combined, the two datapoints help explain the ongoing worker shortage in the community, stressing out business owners who have...

 
 By Nolan Klouda    Opinion    June 29, 2022

Alaska needs to work at reversing the outmigration

By Nolan Klouda Executive director University of Alaska Center for Economic Development Anchorage Your favorite restaurant has an hour wait, even though you see empty tables. Operating hours for small businesses are reduced despite long lines....

 
 By Nathaniel Herz    News    June 22, 2022

Governor names new Permanent Fund trustee to replace Ketchikan banker

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has appointed a philanthropist-businesswoman to the six-member board of trustees of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., which manages the $79 billion investment account that pays for a huge share of public services and the annual...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 1, 2022

Senate Finance co-chair says state needs more in savings

If oil prices stay above $100 a barrel for the next 12 months, the state could end the fiscal year in June 2023 with about $2.3 billion in its savings accounts, not counting the Permanent Fund. It hasn’t had that much in savings since 2018....

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    May 25, 2022

Assistant principals set to retire after decades in education

Two of Wrangell's lead educators are closing the books on their lesson plans and graduating to retirement. In June, Bob Davis, assistant principal of Wrangell High School and Stikine Middle School,...

 
 By Wrangell Sentinel    News    May 18, 2022

Meet the class of 2022

As the Wrangell High School class of 2022 prepares to graduate on Friday, the Sentinel asked them to reflect on the past four years and how they would advise the class of 2023. Jimmy Baggen What are...

 

Democrat files to run for Murkowski's Senate seat

A retired Matanuska-Susitna Borough teacher has filed to run as a Democrat for U.S. Senate in Alaska. Pat Chesbro filed candidacy paperwork with the state Division of Elections on May 11. She would join a crowded field of 16 candidates in the Aug. 16...

 
 By Garland Kennedy    News    May 4, 2022

Small quakes at Mount Edgecumbe likely due to magma movement

While earthquake activity around Mount Edgecumbe has declined following a series of small quakes last month, further investigation by the Alaska Volcano Observatory shows that the area around the mountain has been steadily deforming since 2018,...

 

Earthquake activity under Mount Edgecumbe subsides after brief flurry

The Alaska Volcano Observatory said that as of last Thursday the number of earthquakes under Mount Edgecumbe was declining. The earthquake activity is beneath the 3,000-foot high dormant volcano 15...

 

Former state senator Arlis Sturgulewski dies at 94

Longtime Anchorage civic activist and trailblazing politician Arliss Sturgulewski died last Thursday, her family said. She was 94. Raising a young son after her husband died in a plane crash, Sturgulewski became involved in Anchorage politics in the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 30, 2022

Japanese market has collapsed for Alaska herring catch

The arrival of herring signals the start of Alaska’s spring fisheries and this year’s commercial catch limits from each of the three main areas are record breakers. But much of the catch will go unharvested — there is no market. Combined harves...

 

Congressman Don Young dies at 88; will lie in state at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alaska Rep. Don Young, the longest-serving Republican in U.S. House history, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, March 29, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday....

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    March 23, 2022

Lady Wolves lose to Tikigaq in bid for state title

The Lady Wolves came off their Southeast regional championship with the confidence to compete all the way to the state title for the first time since 1985, eventually falling one game short. In three...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    March 16, 2022

Lady Wolves win Southeast, head to state tournament this week

In perhaps their toughest competition this season, the Lady Wolves high school basketball squad proved why they're the top Division 2A team in Southeast by beating both Haines and Metlakatla last week...

 
 By Dan Kraker    News    March 16, 2022

Fewer than 1% of last year's U.S. medical school graduates were Native Americans

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Medical student Fred Blaisdell has a few months to go before anyone calls him doctor, but the Oneida Nation tribal member has already learned one lesson around the importance of Native physicians serving Native patients....

 

Congressman Don Young dies at 88

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Don Young, a blunt-speaking Republican and longest-serving member of Alaska’s congressional delegation, has died. He was 88. His office announced Young's death in a statement Friday night. “It’s with heavy hearts and deep... Full story

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 9, 2022

Halibut, black cod fisheries open with hopes of high prices

March means more fishing boats are out on the water with the start of the Pacific halibut and sablefish (black cod) fisheries this past Sunday, followed by Alaska’s first big herring fishery at Sitka Sound. For halibut, the coastwide catch from...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    March 2, 2022

Shop class teaches students how to build a better future

The high-pitched grinding of metal on metal, the whirr of saw blades ripping through cedar, the crackle of a welding arc on aluminum are all sounds of building in progress and a brighter future for...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    February 23, 2022

District eyes options for COVID-19 mitigation plan going into spring

The Wrangell school board will continue to evaluate its COVID-19 mitigation plan at its next meeting, scheduled for Monday. As case numbers continue to decline from the severe spike caused by the Omicron variant in December and January, some Alaska d...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    January 27, 2022

Numerous local scholarships available to high school seniors

Wrangell High School seniors have potentially more than $70,000 in higher education scholarships available to them from local organizations. Funds range anywhere from a one-time $100 award to $5,000 per year for four years. Though application...

 

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